The state’s crackdown on pill mill operations has led to the same types of clinics popping up in Georgia. The presence of painkillers and prescription drugs in the deceased declined in Florida last year, prompting state officials to declare victory.
A narcolepsy drug, dubbed the “Viagra for the brain”, is being used by some people to increase their brain function.
Three Miami-Dade men and a woman are the latest people to be charged by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in connection with a statewide pill mill investigation.
While some residents might have missed out on spring cleaning, the Broward Sheriff’s Office gave residents a second chance on Saturday with Operation Medicine Cabinet.
A 20 year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police department was arrested by his colleagues after investigators say he lied to a doctor to fraudulently obtain a prescription.
Florida teenagers aren’t experimenting with drugs as much as they have in the past.
The CVS pharmacy chain has fired the latest shot in Florida’s pain pill epidemic.
It’s time to clean out those medicine cabinets of prescription drugs that you no longer use or are expired. Saturday is Florida’s Second Annual Statewide Drug Take-Back Event where you can give your old and unused prescription drugs to authorities for disposal.
Despite numerous campaigns to educate the public about he dangers of prescription pill abuse, drug deaths in Florida increased nearly 9 percent last year compared to 2009.
More than a dozen different prescription drug bottles were reportedly found in the Tampa home of a 50-year-old woman accused of killing her two teenagers in January.